$7.5 million awarded in slip and fall lawsuit

01-5-2012

$7.5 million awarded in slip and fall lawsuit

A southern California man was awarded $7.5 million last week in his slip and fall lawsuit against Starbucks Coffee Co.

In 2008, the man was in a local Starbucks when he slipped on the wet floor the manager was mopping. Complications he has suffered from hitting his head has prohibited him from returning to work as a chiropractor since the fall.

A San Diego Superior Court jury found Starbucks Coffee Co. negligent in maintaining its property. $1 million of the verdict was awarded to the victim's wife for loss of consortium and the remaining $6.5 million is to compensate the man for medical expenses, lost income, and loss of enjoyment of life.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the Charleston slip and fall lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.

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